Huge clouds of smoke rose from the Cameron Peak Fire in north Colorado as high winds from a cold front in the area fanned the flames on October 14, reports said.
The fire ignited on August 13, and had burned 158,300 acres and was 56 percent contained by Wednesday, October 14.
Hot, dry, windy weather, combined with critically dry fuels have been driving rapid fire growth, officials said, making the fire the biggest the state has ever seen.
The Cameron Peak Fire is the second this wildfire season to become the largest on record in Colorado, after the Pine Gulch Fire reached record extent in August.
This clip from Colorado Parks and Wildlife shows the fire near Carter Lake. Credit: CPW NE Region via Storyful